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SummerStage: Troy Ave / Phony Ppl hosted by Hot 97s Ebro, Laura, and Rosenberg
Jun 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm| Free
Roland Collins, better known as Troy Ave (the name of the block he grew up on in Brooklyn), has been buzzing in New York since 2006. Bringing heat in the form of hype songs with real lyrics, this high energy MC has made music by and for the streets.
Since throwing warehouse shows around New York in 2011, Phony Ppl has tossed together vintage astral funk, colorful world music, and dusted-out hip-hop either from the future or the past. Co-founded by writer/arrangers Elbee Thrie and Aja Grant, the band flipped D.I.Y recordings into self-released hits like “I Wish I Was A Chair” and “End of the Night,” and tours with like-minded experimental elders Theophilus London, Erykah Badu and The Roots.
SummerStage is the largest FREE performing arts festival in New York City We believe that by presenting artists and genres that reflect the diverse cultures and communities in neighborhood parks across the five boroughs, we help to build new audiences and foster a broader interest in the arts.